Enel Green Power has launched in Tarquinia, in the province of Viterbo, the construction site for its largest solar park in Italy, which will also be the largest agri-voltaic plant nationwide.
This was announced by the group in a note, underlining that the start of construction of the plant, as well as constituting a great step forward in terms of size and production capacity - once fully operational, the average GWh produced each year will be approximately 280 -, marks also the start of a project which, once fully operational, will make it possible to avoid the emission of approximately 130,000 tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year and avoid the consumption of approximately 26 million cubic meters of gas each year.
Fossil fuel will be entirely replaced by renewable energy, produced locally and able to sustainably meet the energy needs of around 111,000 households.
The agri-voltaic solar park will be built in a private area of a local company that will collaborate with Enel Green Power to integrate the plant with agricultural activities: in particular, fodder and borage will be grown in the free areas between the rows of panels and in the buffer strips for overhead power lines, while olive trees will be planted in the perimeter strips.
"The solar park under construction in Tarquinia - comments Salvatore Bernabei, CEO of Enel Green Power - demonstrates how it is possible to manage the growth of renewable energy and agricultural activity in harmony. In fact, it is a plant that will be perfectly integrated with the territory and which will host crops within it, generating positive effects for the environment, the economy and the territory and contributing to the reduction of Italy's energy dependence".